Welcome to the New York City Department of Education Guidance Portal, dedicated to the sharing of resources for school counselors, social workers, SAPIS, partner professionals and school community members supporting student success! We thank you for visiting the Guidance Portal regularly.
Office of Guidance and School Counseling
The Office of Guidance and School Counseling (OGSC)
builds the capacity of school counselors, school social workers, and SAPIS counselors in New York City to positively impact students' social-emotional development, academic success, and post-secondary outcomes. Guided by the standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
, New York State Learning Standards
, and Common Core Learning Standards
, student support services professionals deliver a comprehensive program, which helps all students to be effective learners and contributing members of the school community.
Announcementsnew! Field Support Center School Counseling Managers
Every school has a respective Field Support Center Student Services team, which includes a School Counseling Manager! School Counseling Managers offer professional development, site visits, and resources to support your work.
Get your School Counseling Manager's contact information here
Chancellor's Address to School Counselors
Chancellor Carmen Fariña greatly values the work of school counselors and school social workers. The Chancellor delivered an address to school counselors and school social workers on August 26, 2014.
Watch the video.
Participants explored counseling strategies for meeting the NYC Department of Education's vision. Please see the NYC DOE Capacity Framework for Great Schools for additional information.
Counselor Connections newsletter
Comprehensive School Counseling
School counselors are a unique group of educators who collaborate with all members of the school community to provide comprehensive support services with the goal of positively impacting the academic achievement, postsecondary preparedness, and personal-social development of New York City public school students.
American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 132,000 members. NASW
works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. • NASW New York City Chapter
The school social work profession focuses “on coordinating the efforts of schools, families, and communities toward helping students improve their academic achievement and social, emotional, and behavioral competence by using its unique perspective of viewing the person in his or her environment."School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)
• SSWAA Public Resources by Topic New York State School Social Workers Association
Further information professional associations that support the work of student support services personnel are available here.
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